Three Servicemembers Killed In Iraq; Previous Casualties Identified
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2006 Two U.S. soldiers died in Iraq today, and another U.S. soldier was killed there yesterday. In addition, officials have identified six soldiers and two Marines killed earlier.
Two Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers died in a non-combat incident southwest of Baghdad around 1:45 a.m. today.
A Task Force Lightning soldier was wounded by enemy fire yesterday near Mosul, Iraq. The soldier was transported to a military hospital, where he later died.
No further details were available. The names of the servicemembers are being withheld pending notification of family.
The Department of Defense released the identities of six soldiers and two Marines who died in Iraq.
- Marine Lance Cpl. Howard S. March Jr., 20, of Buffalo, N.Y., died Sept. 24 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
- Marine Lance Cpl. Rene Martinez, 20, of Miami, Fla., died Sept. 24 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
- Army Sgt. Allan R. Bevington, 22, of Beaver Falls, Pa., died of injuries suffered in Ramadi on Sept. 21, when an improvised explosive device detonated near him. Bevington was assigned to 40th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.
- Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles J. Jones, 29, of Lawrenceburg, Ky., died in Baghdad from a non-combat-related incident Sept. 20. Jones was assigned to the National Guard's 149th Brigade Combat Team, Louisville, Ky.
- Army Pvt. Eric M. Kavanagh, 20, of Glen Burnie, Md., died of injuries suffered in Baghdad on Sept. 20, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations. Kavanagh was assigned to 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany.
- Army 1st Lt. Ashley L. (Henderson) Huff, 23, of Belle Mead, N.J., died of injuries suffered in Mosul on Sept. 19, when a suicide car bomb detonated near her mounted patrol. Huff was assigned to 549th Military Police Company, 385th Military Police Battalion, Fort Stewart, Ga.
- Army Cpl. Bobby T. Callahan, 22, of Jamestown, N.C., died Sept. 19 in Baghdad of injuries suffered when his Humvee rolled over while maneuvering. Callahan was assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
- Army Cpl. Cesar A. Granados, 21, of Le Grand, Calif., died of injuries suffered in Baghdad on Sept. 15, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Humvee during combat operations. Granados was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
(Compiled from Multinational Corps Iraq and Defense Department news releases.)